Today I've decided to do a review on African Black Soap. 

I was privileged enough to be able to get some from Nigeria, and the brand name is Dudu Osun. It is all natural, containing no chemical preservatives or color enhancers. Ingredients on the box: Pure Honey, Shea Butter, Osun (camwood), Palmkernel Oil, Cocoa Pod Ash, Palm Bunch Ash, Aloe Vera, Lime Juice, Essential Oil Blend & Water.

Black soap is known to have healing properties as follows: deep cleansing, restoring damaged skin, helpful in healing chronic eczema, acne & oily skin, dark spots, prevention of stretch marks in pregnancy and, best of all, is suitable for use on all skin types. It is high in Vitamin A, E and iron.

What it looks like:

  • it's a dark brown, oval shape
  • smells very earthy
  • flakes easily when wet
My experience:
  • I tried it as a facial and body soap and found it a little too drying for my skin; it did, however, work really really well on my kids who tend to be eczema prone. It dried out the eczema without sensitizing the skin and left them with nice smooth skin.
  • As a clarifying shampoo!! I absolutely loved it! It removed all the build up of dirt & oils accumulated over time, which my weekly shampoos did not, and it left my hair squeaky clean. This will become a part of my staples when it comes to hair care, and i will probably do it once every 2 months.

My recommendation:
  • this soap is well worth a try, you may be surprised :) I know that local markets would have the soap and it sells in the region of US$4, 99p in the UK and i have heard in South Africa it will be in the region of R50.


  1. Any leads on where i can find it in RSA?

  2. I'm on a mission to see where exactly to find it, i will update you as soon as I find out.


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